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The Science of Reading

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  • The Science of Reading
     November 2, 2023
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Research Journal to Reading Table:

Literacy Mindsets & Practices Aligned to the Science of Reading

(co-sponsored by Midwest Principals’ Center and Illinois ASCD)

Presented by:

Jen Jones

November 2, 2023

Medinah Shrine Center

550 Shriners Drive, Addison, IL  60101


(Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch Provided)

This all-day workshop about the Science of Reading will leave you with the right amount of English language knowledge to put many pieces of the evidence-based research into action in your classroom. Topics included:

  • How the Brain Learns to Read & Write,

  • Ramping Up the Teacher Read-Aloud for Developing Listening Comprehension and Building Background Knowledge,

  • Key Features of Systematic, Explicit Phonics Instruction,

  • Correct Pronunciation of the 44 Phonemes & the 250 Graphemes Kids Must Learn to be Master Decoders AND Spellers. 

There will be planned interactive activities in phonemic awareness, sound-symbol mapping, syllable division, visual/auditory/blending and vowel drills, sentence dictation, decodable text reading, and reading comprehension through oral language.  

Target audience includes: primary classroom teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches, building leaders, and ELA curriculum coordinators

About Jen Jones

K-12 Reading Specialist | ELA Staff Developer 

BA, English & Psychology | MA, K-12 Reading

28 Years in Teaching CA . FL . NC
TpT Teacher Author | CEO at Hello Literacy® 

Font Designer | Keynote Speaker 

Chapter Author | Decodables Author

Art & Science of Reading Advocate




550 North Shriners Drive, Addison, Illinois, 60101, United States

Additional Information
  • All registrations will be confirmed by email.
  • If you register 10 people, the 10th registration is free. Call 847-851-2256 or email [email protected] to receive this discount.
  • Cancellations must be received at least 5 business days before the program event in order for refunds to be made. A $10 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.
  • If you have questions or need assistance in registering, call Tresie at 847-851-2256 or email her at [email protected].